Location(s): General Education courses can be taken at any college location. Program specific courses may only be offered at Central Campus. Please consult the course schedule semester for locations.
Program Entrance Requirements: Students must hold a minimum of an AS or AAS.
Program Description: This certificate program prepares student for employment as a geographic information systems (GIS) technician or provides GIS training to those currently employed in these occupations. The curriculum includes basic computer skill classes, use of spatial databases for the storage of geographic data, creation of maps and analysis of spatial information, and related technologies of remote sensing and global positioning system (GPS) and how they integrate with GIS. The classes provide extensive training with the popular ArcGIS software.
|GIS1040C||INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS I||3|
|GIS1042C||INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS II||3|
|GIS1030||REMOTE SENSING AND APPLICATIONS||3|
|GIS1047C||APPLICATIONS OF GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS||3|
Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor to create a personalized educational plan.
Credit For Prior Learning
Accelerate your path to completion with these options:
- Credit by exam
- Earned industry certifications
- Prior Learning Assessment
- And much more…
Related Industry Certifications
Upon completing this program, graduates will be eligible to sit for the following industry certifications/licenses:
- CIW Database
Get an Internship
After completing your first year of coursework make sure to visit Career Services for internship opportunities and helpful tools like virtual job shadow, to help take your career to the next level!
Median Wage and Job Growth Outlook
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Fund Your Education
Scholarships may be available.